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Jan 14, 2013 7:00am PST
thing coming up is the debt ceiling. something most americans had not even heard of before two years ago. i want to be clear about this -- the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it aallows the -- it allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already attended to. these are bills that we need to pay. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they've already racked up. if congress am republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security and veterans benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops, small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is, in fact, a safe bet. markets could go haywire, interest rates would spike for everybody who borrows money,
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
the middle of february if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. president obama says he will not negotiate this issue with congress but republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts. >>> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now, in a statement, john boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight. he said "the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are rule but so are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." >>> state lawmakers in sacramento are closely watching this debate in washington. the concern is that if congress doesn't act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thank
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